Old Rochester's Winter Farmers' Market

Visit us every Tuesday, from 3:00-6:00pm outside the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Gymnasium from June 19th- September 18th at our local Farmers' Market.

See you at the Market!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Week 25, October 11, 2011, Old Rochester Farmers' Market

Apples from Cervelli Farm

It is already Week 25 of the Old Rochester Farmers' Market. Hard to believe it has almost been a half-year of celebrating some of the best that the South Coast has to offer in local foods. This week is no exception. We are gathering at the Old Rochester Junior High School from 3-6:30 pm with an amazing array of locally grown fruits and vegetables, breads and treats, meats and cheeses, jams and jellies, honey and seasonings, soaps and clothing, and doggie treats and doggie beds, too! This market offers that all important around the perimeter of the grocery store shopping, with some wonderful in the aisle items, as well. The Old Rochester Farmers' Market is a great way to get that shopping done, while keeping your purchases local--a great way to help preserve the beautiful South Coast landscape we all love. By supporting your local farmer, you are helping them keep their land agricultural, and not forcing them to sell it for development. Thank you for coming out to the ORFM to support local agriculture.

Allen Farm (Organic, Westport) Fresh Greenhouse Grown Greens, Potted Herbs
From herbs to tea plants, pea greens to farm fresh tomatoes the Allen Farms tent is always a colorful, cheery display of what this local farm has to offer. Each week, Allen Farms comes with a wide array of potted herbs, vegetable and herb starts as well as newly grown greens. Stop by early to get your greens. Emily will bring along sun gold tomatoes--they are amazingly sweet and super yummy! I heard them described by a delighted six-year old as "sugarballs."

Cervelli Farm (Conventional, Rochester) Produce, Flowers
Cervelli Farm, out of Rochester, brings along great produce. Every week their tent is busy, providing Old Rochester Farmers' Market shoppers with the bounty of summer. Cervelli Farm will be at this week's market with their infamous corn. Also available are greens, yellow squash and zucchini, tomato plants, zinnias and more.

Engelnook Farm (Pesticide-free, Rochester) Farm fresh eggs, Great Hill Blue Cheese, Narragansett Creamery Cheeses and Yogurt, Llama Manure
Engelnook Farm has a colorful variety of vegetables and greens for that summer salad you were planning. The lemon drop cucumbers are delicious in salads. Perhaps a hard boiled egg to top it off? Engelnook's chickens are humanely raised with space to roam and excellent care. Also available under the Engelnook umbrella are Narragansett's cheeses, which are delectable--their smoked mozzarella gets rave reviews.

J. H. Beaulieu Livestock and Produce Farm (Naturally grown field raised beef, chicken, eggs Fairhaven)
With all the reports that naturally raised, farm fresh meat is superior nutritionally and for its quality, Beaulieu Farm is committed to meeting these standards. This week Joe will be fully stocked with all beef cuts. Pork cuts will also be available this week--ham, sausage and bacon, as well as lamb.

Lucky Field Organics (Organic, Rochester) Vegetables, Potted annuals, Fresh Herbs and Greens
Our certified organic farm brings to you a delectable variety of summer produce. Beautiful onions, delicious tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, fresh cut herbs all on display, waiting for you to bring them home to fill your fridge. If you are looking for heirloom varieties or maybe even a vegetable you have never heard of before, this is the tent to be at. Lucky Field Organics is proud to offer an organic and sustainable choice to the Old Rochester Farmers' Market shoppers. Organic Onions, Lucky Field--great for the tomato sauce and salsa you are making with all your tomatoes!


Gail's Goodies (Mattapoisett, MA) An assortment of Delightful Deserts, Breads and Rolls, Prepared Foods
Goodies abound at Mattapoisett's own Gail's Goodies. Gail's is the perfect place to stop if you ever need that perfect dessert for dinner plans. Also available are fresh baked breads, Colonial rolls, and hamburger buns. Gail's offers a wide array of delicious treats, as well as prepared food items as well. Need something to add to those lunchtime sandwiches? Chicken salad or boursin cheese spread are available. Already made Linguica rolls or cheese rolls make for an easy lunch, too. Check out what is available on the table--but there is also deliciousness available in the cooler, too.

Great Cape Baking Co. (Marston Mills, MA) Fresh baked breads
If you want to see a plethora of bread types, Great Cape has just the variety to impress you. Patience offers market goers with an amazing spread of breads each week. A bountiful selection of sandwich breads, quick breads, and bread sticks is available for you to choose from. Ask Lisa what is new at the market this week.

Rein's Real Rye (Waquoit, MA) Fresh Baked Traditional Rye Bread
Have you tried Rein's Rye yet? It is Real. Rein has really worked hard to perfect this age old recipe. You have got to check it out. New to Farmers' Markets, this bread is a huge hit everywhere Rein brings it. Stop by this tent for a sample.

Value Added Foods:

A1 Pickle Company (Attleboro, MA) All Natural Pickles
Alberto is proud to offer pickles that are made from real ingredients, without any chemical additives. Made at the Dartmouth Grange with locally sourced ingredients, these pickles are literally award winning. Dilly Dill, Kickin' Kukes, and Pucker Pickles are fresh made and ready for you to bring home.

Al's Backwood's Berrie Co. (Plymouth, MA) Fresh Jams and Jellies, Honey
Al has spent a while learning his grandmother's jam and jelly recipes and with good result. Stop by and enjoy a sample of the Raspberry Rum or Blueberry. Delicious. The Strawberry Chocolate is great, too--it sold out last week! Check out the raw honey, too. Known for its amazing health benefits for allergies, raw honey is great for seasoning foods, tea, or as a replacement for sugar in recipes.

Mamma Stella's (Barnstable, MA) Prepared Seasoning
Mamma Stella's Cape Cod Seasoning has put in a bottle a seasoning mixture that makes everything from vegetables to steak taste great. Especially good for a quick seasoning for grilled foods, Mamma Stella's seasoning is a must try. Visit their table and they will offer you some fresh cut veggies with Mamma Stella's on it and roasted sunflower seeds that have been roasted with the seasoning. Good stuff!
Mamma Stella's seasoning on cucumbers

Other Necessities:

Go Fetch! Treats (New Bedford, MA) Fresh Baked Dog Treats
Your pup will love these fresh, wholesome treats. Fresh baked--these doggie treats are the real thing. While made from carrots, rolled oats, rye flour and molasses they really are designed for man's best friend. Also available are hand made dog beds and doggie snuggies.

The Willow Grove (Fall River, MA) Handcrafted Soaps and Aromatherapy Products
With long lasting small batch soaps and aromatherapy pillows, the Willow Grove tent allows one to stop and enjoy the scents of the flowers. Their colorful tie dyes are whimsical and youthful. Relax and enjoy under the Willow Grove tent.

Thank You and See You at the Market!

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